Friday, August 27, 2010

The upper GI

Jude had his upper GI yesterday. The radiologist came out, and of course said "Well it's normal, and not normal". She didn't seem to concerned with anything. She said one intestine is lower than it should be, but she really believes that was from gas. She is going to leave the ultimate decision up to the surgeon, and sent everything over to him.

After much investigation, and talking to others we decided to skip the Mic Key, and go with the mini 1 non balloon. We are also requesting a specific pump. I put a call into the doctors office yesterday, but I have yet to hear back from anyone regarding this situation.

Last night was Emily's meet the teachers night, and it was interesting. It seems Emily will have her hands full with her pre-ap math, and science. She had a project due every six weeks in science, and it will be given in week 4 giving her two weeks to complete the assignment. So far she is liking middle school, and I hope that attitude continues.

Next week is Jude's birthday. I am grateful he is with us to celebrate it, and his sweet smile. I am grateful for the medical field supplied to us in the US. I am also grateful that I live in the mecca of medical technology. Dallas, Texas has so many wonderful doctors and facilities available. I am so thankful for the friends we have met that have taught me life's struggles only makes us stronger, and despite how difficult the past two years have been I feel blessed.

I guess I have decided that, no this is not the way I intended life to be, but I should be grateful for the life I have been given.


Jamie said...

I'm glad Jude's UGI went ok. We also did the one step non balloon but we have the Boston Scientific Microvasive. I am so glad we went with the one step and the non balloon. I hear so many people who have problems with the MicKey and it has to be changed out frequently. Anna has had her button since last November and it is just now starting to leak a little. We also use the Zevex Enteralite Infinity. I am not sure if this is the pump you requested but I so highly recommend it! It is so tiny and light and portable. I hope things continue to go smoothly for you all!

Anonymous said...

You are so right about the Dallas and the medical care there. We were at Dallas Children's for five months with my son and they are AMAZING! You are blessed in that way and blessed to have so many loved ones around you. Your son, and daugher, are beautiful. Prayers are being sent your way!